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SELECTED LINKS

Research

 

http://www.b-b.ne.jp/zero/
This Japanese-language website is an online memorial to Japan’s Navy fighter pilots and has superb wartime photos and Japanese resources.  Non-Japanese speakers should take the time to scroll through the various sections.

http://wgordon.web.wesleyan.edu/kamikaze/
A well-researched webpage about the Japan’s Kamikaze and their actions in WW II.  The site covers a lot of ground of these often misunderstood servicemen.

http://www.doolittletokyoraiders.com/index.html
The official cyber-home of the Doolittle Raiders, who participated in the historic April 18, 1942 raid on the Japanese mainland during the beginning of the war.

http://www.daveswarbirds.com/cactus/
A good overview of the vital Battle of Guadalcanal and its importance during the Pacific War.

http://www.j-aircraft.com/
Your one-stop resource to discuss or research, essentially just about anything, relating to WW II Japanese aviation history and aircraft. 

http://www.combinedfleet.com/kaigun.htm
A well-researched page about the Japanese Imperial Navy’s ships, major actions and armament used during World War II.

http://home.comcast.net/~r2russ/midway/
An excellent webpage that covers the Battle of Midway and hosts an International Forum for individuals and veterans who want to research & discuss the battle in more detail.

http://www.gethistorytoday.com/
This website is hosted by Dr. Michael A. Bortner and covers his book about Imperial Japanese Good Luck Flags and 1,000 stitch belts.

http://www.history.navy.mil/
The online home of the Naval Historical Center in Washington D.C., a good starting point for people who want to research more about the U.S. Navy and its history from the early years until the present.

http://www.navsource.org/
A great online resource for more information and loads of photographs of just about any ships that served in the U.S. Navy, past and present.

Museums

 

http://www.pacificaviationmuseum.org/
The website of the wonderful Pacific Aviation Museum, located on historic Ford Island, one of the sites attacked during the Pearl Harbor raid.  Visitors to the facility can learn more about what happened at Ford Island and other major events of the Pacific War.

http://www.arizonamemorial.org/index.html
The online home to the Arizona Memorial Museum Association in Honolulu, Hawaii and is the umbrella organization for four historical museums in the Pacific region.  Check out the links to learn more about the Pearl Harbor attack and the Pacific War.

http://www.nimitz-museum.org/
Homepage of the simply outstanding The National Museum of the Pacific War, which tells the complete story of the war in the Pacific through both sides and via interactive exhibits/rare artifacts.

http://www.nasm.si.edu/
This is the website of the simply incredible National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C.  The museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles International Airport is simply incredible and LOADED with rare aircraft.  

http://www.airzoo.org/
One of my favorite aviation museums filled with rare aircraft, warbirds and spacecraft.  The staff and volunteers also are great.

http://museum.eaa.org/
This museum based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and the annual summer airshow at this venue is a mecca for any aviation buff from warbirds to experimental aircraft.

http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/
The National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio is a “must see” for anyone interested in our airmen who fought during several conflicts and the rare surviving aircraft of each generation.

Japanese Aircraft/Warbirds (General)

 

http://www10.ocn.ne.jp/~a6m232/index.html
This Japanese-language website is an excellent resource which documents the Zero fighter restorations and their parts.

http://gunsight.jp/b/
The English-language website covers everything you ever wanted to know about WW II Japanese Navy and Army aircraft instruments and equipment.

http://www.warbirdsresourcegroup.org/
Excellent website for individuals that want to learn more about warbirds, airshows, restorations, etc. that are happening around the world today.

http://www.pioneeraero.co.nz/
This NZ-based restoration shop is known for the high-quality P-40 fighter restorations and capable of doing excellent work on just about any vintage aircraft.

Militaria

 

www.leejacksonmilitaria.com
A wonderful source for rare militaria, especially Vietnam era patches and aviation-related items

www.vintageproductions.com
My personal favorite militaria shop for all your collecting “passions.”  Highly recommended. 

www.manions.com
An excellent militaria collector auction house and one of my favorite places to buy my militaria.

http://www.militarypromotions.info/

The “best” Midwest & Chicago area militaria shows run by Jeff Stone.  I enjoy going to all their shows.

 

 

 
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